Dave wins 2019 Mercury Prize for best album of the year

British rapper Dave won the 2019 Mercury Prize for his album “Psychodrama” at an awards ceremony in London on Thursday night. “‘Psychodrama’ is the musical equivalent of a literary masterpiece: a conceptual album about Dave’s experience of growing up in South London, structured in the form of a therapy session, which takes a deeply personal…Continue Reading

Cher killed it on ‘America’s Got Talent’

As if we didn’t know Cher’s got talent. The 73-year-old icon surprised viewers with a performance of “Waterloo” on Wednesday night’s finals of “America’s Got Talent.” Decked out in form-fitting purple jumpsuit and blonde wig, the Oscar and Grammy winner brought the house down with the ABBA hit. It made sense given that Cher starred…Continue Reading

‘Breaking Bad’ wasn’t done for Aaron Paul and Vince Gilligan

“What happened to Jesse?” That’s the question that “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan told The Hollywood Reporter put him on the path to his latest project. “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” is set to premiere October 11 on Netflix and in theaters in 68 cities before it airs on the original show’s home network…Continue Reading

‘Ad Astra’ launches Brad Pitt into cerebral sci-fi realm

Add “Ad Astra” to the shrinking ranks of cerebral science fiction, a movie that explores the great mysteries against an epic interstellar backdrop. Yet the movie works as well as it does thanks largely to its human component — specifically, Brad Pitt as the intrepid, emotionally aloof astronaut who braves facing his past to try…Continue Reading

‘Where’s My Roy Cohn?’ profiles notorious lawyer with Trump ties

Roy Cohn tells an interviewer his legacy is inextricably linked to the Army-McCarthy hearings, but it’s impossible to watch “Where’s My Roy Cohn?” without seeing the red-baiting attorney and fixer through the prism of the current President of the United States. Director Matt Tyrnauer’s documentary zeroes in on Cohn as a mass of contradictions, a…Continue Reading

Katy Perry explains why she ended her feud with Taylor Swift

They did it for their fans. Katy Perry and Taylor Swift ended their feud — which Perry now calls a “misunderstanding — because of the young girls who look up to them. The “Small Talk” singer appeared on “Ellen” Wednesday to perform the single and sounded mature while talking about her former rival. “We have…Continue Reading

The winner of ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 14 is…

Judge Simon Cowell called it one of the best seasons ever and on Wednesday night, “America’s Got Talent” crowned one of its most popular contestants. Singer/pianist Kodi Lee, 22, was named the winner of Season 14. Lee, who is blind and autistic, was hailed throughout the season for his soulful, moving performances and he and…Continue Reading

Brad Pitt opens up about fathers, sons and confronting Harvey Weinstein

Twice declared People magazine’s “sexiest man alive,” Brad Pitt might be an expert in American ideals of masculinity. But masculinity was still a theme the movie star was eager to discuss when he spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about fathers, sons and confronting Harvey Weinstein, ahead of the release of his latest movie, the sci-fi…Continue Reading

‘The Boondocks’ will air on HBO Max

Huey Freeman and his family have a new home. HBO Max announced Wednesday that it is ordering two reimagined seasons of “The Boondocks.” The popular animated series formerly ran on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim from 2005 to 2014. HBO Max and Cartoon Network share CNN’s parent company, WarnerMedia. The new series from creator Aaron McGruder…Continue Reading

New ‘Bachelor’ choice both a hit and a miss

The new “Bachelor” has been chosen and some people are thrilled, while others are slamming ABC. Peter Weber, the second runner-up from last season’s “The Bachelorette” was revealed Tuesday as the man who will hand out the roses on the new season of “The Bachelor.” The selection of Weber, 28, was announced during the finale…Continue Reading

Celine Dion is back with three new songs and a world tour

Leave it to Celine Dion to do it up big. On Wednesday, she released three new songs and kicked off her Courage World Tour. Dion dropped “Courage,” “Lying Down” and “Imperfections” from her “Courage” album to be released November 15. It’s her 12th English language CD and follows her 2013 collection, “Loved Me Back to…Continue Reading

Simon Cowell calls ‘AGT’ finals the best he’s ever seen

“America’s Got Talent” kicked off the show’s live finals on Tuesday night and typically reserved judge Simon Cowell had nothing but praise for the performers. Vying for the the grand prize of $1 million and a show on the Las Vegas strip are singer Kodi Lee, violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa, acrobatic dance group V. Unbeatable, opera…Continue Reading


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